Kansas and Missouri Unemployment at a Standstill Following April Labor Market Reports

Unemployment rates for both Kansas and Missouri have remained unchanged as seen in their respective labor market reports for April 2023.

The Kansas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains at 2.9 percent in April, while Missouri remains at 2.5 percent.


Seasonally adjusted job estimates for Kansas indicate total nonfarm payroll employment decreased by 200 from March. The decrease in workers carries over to private sector jobs with a decrease of 500. However, government jobs saw an influx of 300 jobs.

Missouri saw quite the increase in nonfarm payroll employment with 4,700 jobs in April. Private sector and government jobs too saw an increase in April with 3,700 jobs in private and 1,000 in government jobs.

For more on Kansas’ labor market report here.

For more on Missouri’s labor market report here.